Through the axe running around on almost every other content sharing site after the closure of Megaupload, Rapidshare users who rely on its free service have been found complaining of reduced in downloading speeds – over the whole week the users with free account found reporting for the low downloading speed issue, and on the urge, Rapidshare itself confirmed the issue to TorrenFreak saying that to drive pirates away from their service. Fast download speeds are still available for free, but they come at a different kind of cost.
“RapidShare has been faced with a severe increase in free user traffic and unfortunately also in the amount of abuse of our service ever since, suggesting that quite a few copyright infringers have chosen RapidShare as their new hoster of choice for their illegal activities,” the company explained. “We have thus decided to take a painful yet effective step: to reduce the download speed for free users. We are confident that this will make RapidShare very unpopular amongst pirates and thus drive the abusive traffic away.”
With sudden limitation over on the speed, it clearly indicates that uploaders of content will have to provide company the proper details regarding the nature of their account even at the top also including the file type they are sharing with details which includes – the name of the site, blogs where the download links are getting posted and the uploader’s contact information. This is a sigh clearly indicating that the company having the right to keep a check on the illegal activities.